Perform Europe: Results Step 1 & Application Step 2

10 August 2021

The Perform Europe Jury has made its decision. 

Out of the 1327 presenters and producers who applied for the first step of the Perform Europe open call, 508 candidates from all 40 Creative Europe countries and the UK and all disciplines in the performing arts were selected to enter the second step of the Perform Europe application process. 

>>> Check the full list of candidates selected in step 1 <<<


Are you listed? Then be sure to check the full call for the second step of the Perform Europe application. Proposals can be submitted from 6 September to 4 October 2021 on Perform Europe's digital platform.  

In this second step, the 508 producers and presenters who were selected in step 1 will enter a match-making process on the Perform Europe digital platform, co-create partnerships among each other and submit their Perform Europe touring and distribution proposals of showing performing arts works across borders in more fair, inclusive and sustainable ways.

Each Perform Europe partnership will have to include one producer (= one artistic work) selected in step 1 as a core element that the partnership unites around, as well as at least three presenters (= three presenting contexts) based in three different countries, in which the artistic work will be shown. Presentations can be digital, physical or hybrid, but at least one presentation of each proposal must be livestreamed and recorded.

The members of each partnership will have to co-create innovative touring and distribution proposals to show the artistic work of the partnership in its three different presenting contexts. These Perform Europe proposals must be based on sharing resources among partners and empowering each other, in order to bridge the existing gaps experienced by the performing arts organisations and professionals touring across borders or willing to tour. 


Different events organised in September 2021 will help you work on your proposal and find your Perform Europe partners for step 2.
Save the following dates in your agenda (registrations open in September): 

  • Rethink and Network Event
    Tuesday 7 September, 14:00 – 17:00 CEST

    This event is meant to give selected candidates inspiration, ahead of their Step 2 application. It will include highlights from the Perform Europe research, an in-depth conversation with an artist about their vision of the future of touring, and  but a digital networking space where 5-6 producers and presenters can meet at a time, introduce themselves and share what they are looking for. 

  • Pitch Your Project Platforms
    Platform 1: Wednesday 8 September, 14:00 – 16:00 CEST
    Platform 2: Thursday 9 September, 18:00 – 20:00 CEST
    Platform 3: Monday 13 September, 14:00 – 16:00 CEST

    The three Pitch Your Project Platforms will offer interested producers and presenters a digital space to pitch their project to other Perform Europe applicants in a 3-minute presentation.

  • Incubation Workshop
    Tuesday 14 September, 09:00 – 17:00 CEST

    This workshop will offer candidates the opportunity to consult 10 experts in the field of performing arts for ad hoc exchanges on their preliminary ideas, partnerships in the making and draft proposals for the second application step.

Partnerships selected by the Jury in this second step will sign an agreement with Perform Europe, according to which they will receive a support fee (between € 10.000 and €100.000) to implement their proposals. Their touring and distribution proposals will be implemented from mid-October 2021 to the end of June 2022.

NB: the second step of application is open only to producers and presenters who were selected in the first step.


Perform Europe is co-initiated by a consortium of 5 organisations: IETMCircostradaEuropean Festivals AssociationEuropean Dancehouse Network and Idea Consult.  

Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.